Clinical data
Trade names Deparon, Tinoran
Routes of
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
Pharmacokinetic data
Elimination half-life 35 hours[1]
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ECHA InfoCard 100.038.139
Chemical and physical data
Formula C18H18N2O
Molar mass 278.35 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Demexiptiline (brand names Deparon, Tinoran) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) used in France for the treatment of depression.[2][3] It acts primarily as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor similarly to desipramine.[4]


  1. Florencio Zaragoza Dörwald (4 February 2013). Lead Optimization for Medicinal Chemists: Pharmacokinetic Properties of Functional Groups and Organic Compounds. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 313–. ISBN 978-3-527-64565-7.
  2. Swiss Pharmaceutical Society (2000). Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory (Book with CD-ROM). Boca Raton: Medpharm Scientific Publishers. p. 301. ISBN 3-88763-075-0.
  3. David J. Triggle (1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC. p. 583. ISBN 0-412-46630-9.
  4. Teste JF, Pelsy-Johann I, Decelle T, Boulu RG (1993). "Anti-immobility activity of different antidepressant drugs using the tail suspension test in normal or reserpinized mice". Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology. 7 (5): 219–26. doi:10.1111/j.1472-8206.1993.tb00235.x. PMID 8370568.

Further reading

  • Martin A, Masson JM, Jusseaume P, Beloncle M, Voisinet C (November 1981). "[Demexiptiline in the treatment of melancholic states (reflections after 3 years of use)]". Annales médico-psychologiques (in French). 139 (9): 1023–35. 

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